Hundreds of people turned out to remember the fallen at the Cobram-Barooga RSL Remembrance Day service on Sunday morning.RANDALL JOHNSTON November 14, 2012 4:00am
Hundreds turned out to remember the fallen at the Cobram-Barooga RSL Remembrance Day service on Sunday morning.
Cobram-Barooga RSL president Rob Brown said he was pleased to see so many people of all ages come together for the occasion.
‘‘We had good weather and being a Sunday we had a good number in attendance as well,’’ Mr Brown said.
‘‘We were very impressed with the Iraqi community who laid a wreath on behalf of those in Iraq and Afghanistan.
‘‘It was very nice to see that everyone clapped when they came up to lay the wreath.
‘‘We had the Italians lay a wreath as well.
‘‘If we could get all the nationalities to lay a wreath that would be good,’’ he said.
‘‘I thought the school kids were excellent and the Uniting Church suspended their service so that they could come over and join us.
‘‘The service at Barooga was great.
‘‘On behalf of the RSL, we are very pleased with the commemoration committee.’’
St Mary’s of the Angels College’s 19 VCAL students did a fantastic job on the documentary they produced about veterans who had served, with a special screening for Nathalia and Picola RSL members at Nathalia on Friday afternoon.
St Mary’s teacher Mick Butler said he was proud of his students, who had put a lot of time and effort into creating the documentary.
The school received a $50
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